Dear St. Philippians, On behalf of the clergy, staff, and Vestry of St. Philip’s, we wanted to provide a quick snapshot of our debt retirement campaign launched on April 1. To briefly review, our goal is to raise $113,000 in additional giving above and beyond normal giving before the end of May so that we may fully retire the approximately $197,000 in debt currently on ...Keep Reading
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As many of you know, the Canterbury and St. David Choirs will be traveling on their European tour July 20 to August 6, 2019. The Canterbury Choir will be singing in Canterbury and London, England, for the International Children’s Choir Festival, and then they will join the St. David Men’s Choir in Paris on July 27. What you may not know is that these choirs were scheduled to sing mass at Notre-Dame of Paris on July 28....
The St. Philip’s clergy, Vestry, and staff are delighted to report that we have successfully completed our 60-day “$198 to be Great” debt retirement campaign, and we would like to thank everyone who has so generously provided! While we’ve reached our goal, the church prayerfully requests that the 43% of our regular givers who have yet to make a contribution please cheerfully give whatever they can....
From June 10-July 26 (8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.), St. John's Chapel, one of St. Philip's Home Missions partners, is hosting a summer camp that will help children ages 6-15 and their young adult counselors develop academic and social skills outside of a traditional classroom setting....
This past February, I returned to Rwanda for three weeks. For almost six years, I lived in Rwanda’s Northern Province, an area nestled in a chain of eight imposing volcanoes. Their towering spires appear to direct the earth’s timid gaze to heaven’s sublime and regal dominion. When they quake, fire and brimstone slide from their lips, demonstrating God’s almighty, o...Keep Reading
This Saturday was my second time handing out the St. Philip’s Tea Room flyers. Like last year, I had a lot of fun. We started off by getting some doughnuts at Glazed, our youth minister David Gilbert’s special treat....Keep Reading
In his Easter sermon, the Rev. Jeff Miller illustrated Jesus’ gift to us with a story he’d read by Harry Allen Ironside, former pastor of Moody Church in Chicago. In the story, a young man, the son of a friend of Czar Nicholas of Russia, had been given a post as paymaster in a border fortress. A gambling problem, though, soon led him to begin taking a few rubles here a...Keep Reading
Haitian art is a representation of its culture and people. ...Keep Reading
As early as Saturday, April 13, college students feeling the weight of upcoming final exams received some goodies in the mail to help them cope with stress and remind them that their St. Philip’s family is here at home rooting for them!...Keep Reading
As Saturday, April 13, was approaching, experts in Augusta, GA, and Charleston, SC, anxiously consulted weather reports to figure out how their events might be impacted if the rain followed through on its threat to pour down. ...Keep Reading
In July of 2018, a summons ordered me to report to Charleston Municipal Court for jury duty in early August. After reading the very limited exemptions from duty, I realized that resistance was futile and reported on the required Monday morning to fulfill my civic duty....Keep Reading
On April 7, 2019, the day of her confirmation, Elizabeth “Betsy” Bailey became the fifth Elizabeth to wear her now 99-year-old family cross....Keep Reading
The St. Philip's Church Team, more than six times bigger than last year, gathered at Riverfront Park in North Charleston on Saturday, March 30, and walked three miles to raise awareness of the global water crisis and funds that save lives. Team donations surpassed $2,500! View pictures below. Delete Walk for Water 2019 ...Keep Reading
Let's take another walk down memory lane. This goes back to the early years of the medical ministry from St. Philip's Church to Honduras. Look at the face of this little boy. He looks as if he could be apprehensive or worried. ButI was there, and I know that actually he was entranced, very intent, and totally focused on something he was watching. I'd like to backtrack n...Keep Reading